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The Swap That Wasn’t

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So.  I had a swap idea that didn’t make the convention. I’m sure it felt super lonely. I just ran out of time. And since one of my swaps got cancelled, I just didn’t need it.

But it was a good little swap….

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This is it!  Pretty simple. But nice…

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The thing I like about the floral framelits… well…. framelits… is that you can cut holes where you want. So infused it to cut the center out. And I used the daydream medallion sets in the cut out. 

The swirls on the outside come from the Creative Elements stamp set and the sentiment is from A Round Array.  Butterflies come from Papillon Potpourri… which btw is on sale this month…. stamp set and matching punch is 15% off!

Here is a look at the inside…

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And one final view of the front.  

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So sad for the not-a-swap. But I still like it. This means it will be a card that gets sent to someone special. Which is a more noble calling….

Beautiful Butterflies

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So… I bought the Papillon Potpourri stamp set when this current catalog came out.  And, used it once in my easel calendar class back in December and that was it.  But I LIKE it.  And it makes beautiful cards.  I’m sorry I didn’t use it sooner!!  Image

We did this as one of our April Stamp Club projects.  I love how the big butterfly fits the elegant butterfly punch (and, everyone thought that it was DSP, but it is a stamp–which is great cause it comes in ANY color).  I made this sample as mother’s day (from teeny tiny wishes) but you could add any sentiment.  I wish I could say that I made this idea up, but I didn’t.  I copied it from Krista Fenton.  Pretty much completely copied.  Colors and everything. (I did change some little details…)  She did such a beautiful job, I figured I shouldn’t mess with that!!

Here’s a little closer look:Image

Colors used are Baja Breeze (retiring!!), Summer Starfruit an Elegant Eggplant.  I used the scallop border punch and the Summer Starfruit ribbon to add a little embellishment.  It’s so nice and simple.  The small butterfly punch is from the Spring Occasions Catalog, but it is going to be available in the 2013-14 catalog as well!!  You could make sets of cards like this, with different colors, and change the sentiment.  Yeah, And, I know it is white layered on white.  And, I used to think that it was a huge waste.  And it probably is. But, even in it is subtleness (??), it still gives a VERY nice effect.  And, that makes it all worth it.

AND… The second purpose of this post is to announce to you that Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks.  TWO WEEKS.  So, don’t forget.  You can’t say you weren’t warned.  And, if you need a card, you can make this one.  If you need a gift….well, I can help you there too.  If you order soon, it will come by Mother’s Day.  If you don’t know WHAT to order, you can get a gift certificate from me.  And, let me tell you, as a Mother, I do believe I would LOVE a Stampin’ UP gift certificate…  🙂  If you would like for me to forward the link to this blog to your significant other as a ‘subtle’ reminder that a. it’s mother’s day and b. this is what you should buy…  I’d be happy to do so.  We aim to please…

Anyway……